Saturday, June 30, 2012

Poetic Edit at Austin's Texas Chili Parlor

The Texas Chili Parlor in Austin, Texas is not a place that a vagabond traveler will stumble upon. Unless that traveler veers off the I-35 to avoid evening rush hour with the sole purpose of chillin' with a chilled pint. The bar is lined with locals matching wits with contestants on Jeopardy and the beer is indeed chilled. A sign in the corner deserves a second look and that second look gives rise to a search for a pen and a piece of paper.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Jack Kerouac Bobblehead

Lowell Spinners to give out 1000 Jack Kerouac bobbleheads at August 7, 2012 game.

LOWELL, MASS. — The Lowell Spinners, Class-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, in conjunction with the UMass-Lowell English Department have once again teamed together to salute Lowell's own Jack Kerouac, announcing this week a two-part bobble head plan.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hating ≥ Opinion

So it seems we have somehow helped our society breed its own evolved version of an opinion, into what we have now termed “Hating.” Hating in every aspect besides what the dictionary definition describes as such. Was this meant to happen or has this new-age form of ignorance, that we see as the norm, been created in order to ensure that none of us are able to, together while assisting each other, achieve the goal of moving forward instead of against one another?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Quietly An Angel Comes

Indoors, the wounded are bare and bloodied,
With cold hands...she washes away the blood
Beyond the perimeter of her skill, she binds them
Witnessing the full force of hatred and violence!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Yellow Rose of Texas

There's a yellow rose in Texas,
that I am going to see,
No other soldier* knows her,
no soldier only me
She cried so when I left her
it like to broke my heart,
And if I ever find her,
we nevermore will part.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mother Road

The remnants of the Mother Road
head out of Chicago toward Lake Michigan
A patchwork quilt now held together
by nostalgia and by-pass detours
in the shadow of the Interstate highway
Go west young man, indeed

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mile Markers

Jesus is alive
or so he writes
on rural rooftops
as a northern day
breaks in the rear-view
and the west beckons
one more road trip